Here we are again on Wednesday with the same hot pink blazer I had on in last week’s post. Although new clothes are nice (until the newness wears off), I’m finding solace in rediscovering and reworking pieces I already have in my closet. I’m on a journey to becoming a medianist, mainly because I have way too much stuff for my small space, but also because I’d like my closet to be more sustainable. Lately, I’ve been trying to shop less from fast fashion stores and shop less overall.
Pink & Purple Floral Dress
That said, let’s get into this dress. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but I love dresses in the warmer months. This one definitely isn’t for the heat though, it wears close to the body, and the fabric is too heavy for true, sunny summertime. However, in the early spring and late fall when you’re craving summer, this dress reminds you of what’s to come or has just passed.
Similar to the Calvin Klein dress, this dress by CeCe has a back zipper that’s easy to zip by yourself. I believe I bought it at Burlington or Marshall’s. Needless to say, I can’t find it anywhere else. Hopefully, you’ll find something you like in the similar dresses I’ve linked.
Because this is a fitted dress, there aren’t any pockets. Womp womp womp. It makes sense for the style, but gosh, I miss having the extra storage space. If you’re curvy like me, this dress might be a bit snug if you go with your usual size. Personally, I found that the next size up was a little baggy in some areas. Guess I’m heading back to the gym.
Hot Pink Blazer
I’ll spare you additional, redundant deets on the blazer. Just know that it’s one of my faves of all time. If there’s ever a time I can’t fit into it, I’m saving it to pass down to my daughter, give to a cousin, or sell. Someone else needs to experience the magic of this blazer.
Finally, I have on the same shoes, the Calvin Klein Gayles. If you think I’m unoriginal at this point, I’d like to remind you that I advocate for wearing your clothes. Seriously.
Ingenuity & Sustainability
It’s easy to buy new clothes and enjoy creating new outfits no one’s seen on you before. I think true style comes from ingenuity and the ability to see the beauty in the same things repeatedly. Reimagine them in different ways. Finally, think of the planet and all of the textile waste we create by constantly buying new clothes.
I promise you’ll feel amazing flexing your creative muscles while helping the planet. Let me know what clothes you’re loving lately in the comments. Are there any pieces in your closet that you can revisit this week?
Until next week,